I am a very involved father. I don’t say that because there aren’t others dads out there just as in tuned with their kids as I am, because they are out there. The problem is our collective community still sees parenting as a female role and the father’s position as being one of provider and not hands on. There is "Mother’s Day Out”, “Mommy and Me” classes, and the list goes on and on. Since there are not as many community supported ways for dads and their kids to get together in an organized way I am always on the lookout for opportunities to share space with my kids. Recently Champions for Kids, an organization our family has partnered with in the past, headed up RazorFest in conjunction with the University of Arkansas’ Red and White football game. My kids and I love the outdoors and frequently go on Sunday morning hikes and kick a soccer ball at our local park and RazorFest was a great opportunity to get out of the house on a Saturday and interact with other kids and families just like ours. Champions for Kids is an organization dedicated to helping the whole child from food to toothbrushes to school supplies. (Side note: shouldn’t it be teethbrushes? Just putting it out there.) Champions for Kids created a fun and intentional atmosphere for dads like me to have a place to take his kids for a fun and inviting morning and also a way to teach them about the needs of others.
Helping them understand that bringing an item with us to give to someone else because they don’t have enough takes it from the abstract to a real service project for our kids. Helping them to remember that it doesn’t take a lot or even something difficult to lend a helping hand to someone else is a great lesson to start out young with and allow for blossoming and growing as they get older.
Wanna learn more about the simple service projects Champions For Kids creates? Check them out on Facebook , look for simple service project ideas at Champions For Kids, check out the RazorFest site and plan to attend next year, or Follow them on Twitter!
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